Tributes pour in as Waterways presenter Dick Warner dies after falling ill on Shannon boat trip
Environmentalist and television presenter, Dick Warner has died, it has been confirmed.
Mr Warner, who was best known for his waterways TV documentaries - had a career in media spanning more than 40 years.
According to reports, Mr Warner passed away after falling ill while on a boat on the River Shannon near Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.
Tributes poured in for Mr Warner, who was also known for his columns with the Irish Examiner.
"Dick Warner's television series where he explored Ireland's waterways were one of the great inspirations to me and so many others. RIP," An Taisce Limerick said online.
Radio broadcaster, Shane Beatty said:
Im sorry 2 hear of death of Dick Warner. I loved his programmes.— Gerry Adams (@GerryAdamsSF) June 16, 2017
I'm very sorry to learn of the death of Dick Warner. Had the privilege of interviewing him several times. His voice was liquid gold. RIP— Shane Beatty (@ShaneBeattyKFM) June 16, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of the great Dick Warner, environmentalist, broadcaster and writer. A true gent and wonderful to work with.— Birds Ireland (@EricTheBirdman) June 16, 2017
Sad to learn Dick Warner has passed away. RIP.— Plain of the Herbs (@Plainofherbs) June 16, 2017
I enjoyed his documentaries on the Shannon and the canals.
"I'm very sorry to learn of the death of Dick Warner. Had the privilege of interviewing him several times. His voice was liquid gold. RIP."